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At Dance is With Music we offer a comprehensive music transcription, composition and arrangement service.

With many new works being published by Mf Publications this year, Colin is looking forward to hearing them being performed at contests and concerts alike.

Colin also offers a brass and percussion instrument repair and maintenance service, and will come to your band room to collect/return them. We can also provide an inventory / estimated value of all your ensemble's instruments.


Colin loves his conducting, and studied brass band conducting with Arthur Butterworth and Richard Evans at Sheffield University.

Colin also performs widely and regularly on tuba, favouring the John Packer / Sterling JP377 tuba, and on Premier Resonator drums for local brass and wind bands, and other wind ensembles and orchestras. He also plays regularly in show orchestras for local amateur dramatic societies and community choirs.

NB: We have moved! Our new workshop is located in Bishops Lydeard nearTaunton in Somerset.

Colin is also the social media  and website editor for the Cherubim Music Trust, who offer professional-calibre instrument loans for up to five years to young, gifted musicians between the age ages of 15 - 25 at a stage in their career when little other help is available.

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Hot of the press!

Hot of the press!

Fresh in from MF Publications - a pristine copy of all my compositions and arrangements published by them! One is suitably chuffed, and just a little humbled. I hope you all like the pieces - and I look forward to...

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Changes to EU legislation to modernise copyright rules

Changes to EU legislation to modernise copyright rules

  The European Commission (EC) has proposed new legislation to modernise EU copyright rules, so the creative industries can continue to grow in the online market. On 14 September, the EC set out proposals to increase access to digital content across the...

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The Cherubim Music Trust

The Cherubim Music Trust

The Cherubim Music Trust (Charity #1088403) owes its existence to Clancy Steer, who founded it in response to her personal experience and keen understanding of the needs of young musicians: “Our daughter Serafina chose to take up the harp aged seven....

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Bring Me Sunshine!

Bring Me Sunshine!

Commissioned by the Ottery St Mary Silver Band, here's a simple yet effective take on the tune immortalised by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise at the end of their TV shows back in the day. 'Bring Me Sunshine' - well...

29 Nov 2016 | Music for Brass

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Regimental Marches Vol. 1

Regimental Marches Vol. 1

Volume 1 of my Regimental March series is ready. It contains, Heart of Oak, A Life on the Ocean Wave, Sarie Marias, British Grenadiers, Royal Air Force March Past and Men of Harlech. A perfect card for your Remembrance Parades. Supplied...

21 Sep 2016 | Music for Brass

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As Only A Heart Would Dare

As Only A Heart Would Dare

Hot off the press and copyright permissions granted, here's a new one for you. As Only A Heart Would Dare is a song by Susan Aglukark - an Inuit Canadian singer/songwriter from her hit album 'Blood Red Earth'- which combines her...

13 Jun 2016 | Music for Brass

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You'll Never Walk Alone

You'll Never Walk Alone

Inspired by the performance by Josh Groban of this timeless classic from 'Carousel', this arrangement has two modulations, and is a 'euphonium feature' in that this instrument carries the majority of the melody. The cornets and horns also take over...

23 Dec 2015 | Music for Brass

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A Christmas Fanfare

A Christmas Fanfare

Written for traditional brass quintet of 2 x Trumpets, Horn in F, Trombone and Tuba, this Christmas Fanfare combines several Christmas favourites and would make a perfect opening to your Christmas Carol Service or concert. Contain a touch of humour1 Also...

30 Oct 2015 | Music for Brass

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Peacherine Rag

Peacherine Rag

A ragtime piece by Scott Joplin arranged for brass band from the original piano score. This little piece would make a useful addition to your band's library, and it makes a change from the usual ragtime pieces there are available. Commissioned...

13 Sep 2015 | Music for Brass

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Eragon

Eragon

Whilst the film itself received mixed reviews, and was at one stage listed in the top 50 'Worst Films Ever' poll (I haven't seen it so I can't comment!), the music by Patrick Doyle is powerful and evocative. This arrangement...

08 Jul 2015 | Music for Brass

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Romance from 'The Gadfly'

Romance from 'The Gadfly'

Famously scored by Dmitri Shostakovich for the 1955 film 'The Gadfly', this arrangement features the all to often omitted central section that makes the piece work. A great piece to add to your concert repertoire.

20 Feb 2015 | Music for Brass

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It Must Be Love

It Must Be Love

This arrangement was commissioned by Ottery St Mary Silver Band for the wedding of one of their players. It's a simple yet effective arrangement of this song, in the style as performed by Suggs and Madness back in the 1980's.

20 Feb 2015 | Music for Brass

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A Year of Faith

A Year of Faith

A new venture all done and dusted (barring minor adjustments). It's transcriptions for voice and keyboard of eight Christian songs from the album A Year of Faith composed and performed by Andy Severyn. There's plenty for everyone here, and I'm...

14 Nov 2014 | Choral and Orchestral Music

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